The only woman in the Apollo 11 control room
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Apollo 11: 'They'd never had a woman engineer'

At 28-years-old, JoAnn Morgan was the only woman in the control room for the launch of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, 50 years ago.

Morgan was the instrumentation controller - responsible for 21 channels of communications and the health and welfare of all the monitoring systems for the Saturn 5 rocket that carried the Apollo spacecraft into space.

She told BBC Today programme presenter Mishal Husain about the experience.

  • 16 Jul 2019
Go to next video: Being Neil Armstrong's son